MAY 2017 – ERA Annual Conference & ROTY Award

ERA Conference 2017 & Researcher of the Year Award (ROTY)

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Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Location: Sadler’s Wells Theatre London
Eventbrite - ERA Conference 2017 & ROTY Award

9.45am-6.00pm GMT

9.45 am           Registration & Refreshments

10.15am          Welcome by ERA Joint Chairman

10.30am         Keynote Speaker Presentation – Kevin Green – Chief Executive Recruitment & Employment                             Confederation

Kevin Green has been the Chief Executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation since June 2008. The REC is the professional body for the UK’s 28.7 billion private recruitment industry.

Since arriving at the REC, Kevin has improved its offering to members; this has included the introduction of account management, the established Institute of Recruitment Professionals. Kevin is also VP of Ciett the Global representative body for the recruitment industry. He chairs the national federations committee.

Before starting at the REC, Kevin worked for the Royal Mail from 2003 to 2008. His last role was HR Director for Royal Mail Letters; where he was responsible for all people-related issues for the business with 165,000 employees. He was part of the leadership team which transformed the business from losing £1 million a day in 2003 to making over £600 million profit in 2007.

During Kevin’s tenure at the REC it’s been recognised for its excellence in service provision and campaigns, winning over nine association awards industry Trade Association of the year, as well Kevin personally winning the trade association leadership award.

Prior to this, Kevin was Managing Director of Qtab, a successful strategic HR consultancy that specialised in assisting businesses to develop and implement their people strategies. His clients included Lloyds TSB, First Choice, Fuji, Orange and Unilever. Kevin has a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel and is a Fellow of the CIPD and IRP writing many articles on HR Strategy and Organisational Change. He is a much sought-after speaker on subjects such as the future of resourcing; using people strategies to improve competitiveness and how to undertake people-centric organisational transformation. He is also a regular contributor to BBC radios 5’s Wakeup to Money and the Today programme. Kevin has also made many TV appearances on ITV, Channel 4, Sky, Jeff Randall live, Newsnight and BBC news commenting on the UK employment market. Kevin is married, has a son and is an Arsenal season ticket holder.


11.00am           Mini Workshop – Mark Williams –Independent LinkedIn Trainer aka “Mr LinkedIn”

Mark Williams (commonly known as ‘Mr LinkedIn) is widely regarded as one of the world’s top LinkedIn experts.

Following a career spanning 20 years in the recruitment industry Mark set up ETN LinkedIn training in 2008. Since then he has trained thousands of LinkedIn users from a diverse range of industries and roles.

He is also an accomplished keynote speaker, blogger and award winning podcaster with his popular weekly show ‘LinkedInformed’.

Mark’s passion for his niche subject shines through as he enthusiastically demonstrates why LinkedIn is such a key business tool.

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11.45am           Mini Workshops Group 1 & 2 – Managing your Database with Invenias and Dillistone

12.15pm           Roundtable discussions

1.00 pm           Lunch

2.00pm           Speaker Presentation – Paul Holloway – Executive Recruitment Lead – International                                         Microsoft

2.45pm            Mini Workshop – Katharine Robinson – Consultant & Owner – Sourcing Hat Ltd

3.30pm            Comfort break

3.45pm            Speaker Presentation – Warren Kemp – CEO Recruitment Matters International

Warren entered the recruitment industry in the early 90’s, setting up and running a boutique executive search firm. Warren founded RMI in 1998 and since then he has become one of the best known trainers, speakers, and advisors within the recruitment sector.

4.30pm            Presentation of The Researcher of the Year Award & closing address

4.45pm            Networking – wine & nibbles

6.00pm           Event ends

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Taking part in the ERA mentoring programme has been extremely rewarding. I have really enjoyed establishing a relationship with my mentee and becoming part of their career journey. We have used our monthly sessions as a springboard to discuss current work problems, work/life balance challenges, and broader long-term career planning. I have also learned a lot from them about their industry, as well as gaining some more up-to-date research tips!


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